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Michelle Obama With A Splash Of Plum: Inauguration Chronicles


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According to CNN ,Given her eight years at the White House, it was little surprise that Michelle Obama knew precisely how to dress for the occasion.Continuing her long tradition of championing emerging labels and young Black designers, the former first lady wowed at Wednesday’s inauguration in a head-to-toe plum and burgundy ensemble by LA-based Sergio Hudson.The outfit comprised a turtleneck sweater and wide-legged bootcut pants, with a structured coat helping her strike the balance between understated elegance and power dressing.

Barack and Michelle Obama arrive for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th US President.
Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Pool/AFP/Getty Images

Barack and Michelle Obama arrive for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th US President. She completed the look with a black face mask and one of Hudson’s signature handmade leather belts, fastened with a circular brushed brass buckle. Hers was, of course, in a matching purple shade, though black and leopard print versions retail on the designer’s website for $295 and $325 respectively. The outfit — and Obama’s wavy, voluminous hair — generated significant buzz on social media as she arrived at the inauguration with husband and 44th president, Barack Obama. “I am LOSING IT over how good Michelle Obama looks!” tweeted writer and podcast host Tracy Clayton. Author Roxane Gay meanwhile wrote: “Hi. I’m Michelle Obama. Yes. I am flawless with my hair laid right and my plum ensemble. Thank you.”

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